I learned something about blogging yesterday. Yesterday - the last two days, actually - were the busiest news days since I started this thing, lo, these several days ago. And on the busy days - the days when you think a blog would have a lot to say - there is so much to read, so much to digest, so many people saying so many things, that there is nothing to add until you actually think for a while.
What a good day it was.
Richard Clarke has shown those of us on the left that there was at least ONE person in this administration who was decent, honest, intelligent and had the best interests of the country at heart.
The bad news is that he's no longer there and is being attacked by those who actually ARE in power.
And he showed those on the right that 1) Bush is no hero; 2) Bush is no grownup; and 3) Bush isn't even honest, but possibly the most thoroughly ruthless, unprincipled and cynical politician of the last hundred years - maybe longer.
The contrast between adolescent schemers like the Bushies and a man like Clarke could not possibly be greater.